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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
that congress creates when they change the healthcare laws, when they change the banking laws. in our fund investors don't have to worry about the rules being changed for an industry because we're trying to sidestep that. > > how do you plan to utilize this so-called "fiscal cliff" and possibly make money with your fund? > > the goal of the fund is to allow people to get most of the return of the s&p while taking half the risk, and right now we have a quarter of the correlation with the market. so, this is an ideal time to invest in the fund. when congress comes back into its lame-duck session, we will be flat when they are in session. but there's a lot of risk in this lame-duck session. the fiscal cliff is not resolved, i don't think it's going to be resolved during the lame-duck session. asia seems to have economic slowing problems, and maybe a little saber rattling - the same for the mideast. it's really kind of a dangerous time in the market, and this is a fund that is unusually low- volatility, low beta fund, so it's a place where you can get some relative safety. > > eric singer. tha
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
a blueprint is drawn up, congress will need to vote to pass the law. senators are meeting this week, although lawmakers have noted that the outcome of the election will impact their plan. stanley black and decker is re- tooling. the company is selling its hardware and home- improvement business to spectrum brands holdings for $1.4 billion in cash. stanley black and decker makes locks, faucets and hardware for residential use. reports say the acquistion will broaden spectrum brands' line, which includes remington and toastmaster. drugmaker eli lilly is one step closer to a new drug to treat alzheimer's disease. eli lilly's experimental alzheimer's medication, solanezumab, reduced memory decline by 34% in patients with mild alzheimer's disease, according to a study. that may grant approval from the u.s. food and drug administration. doctors say the results are encouraging but not enough to win approval without more studies that confirm the benefits. eli lilly shares were up over a dollar at nearly $52 at tuesday's close. in the latest ranking of popular brand names, usa today and intrabrand rep
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
on hsn because of dealer franchise laws. walmart and american express are offering shoppers a pre-paid plan. the two companies will release a pre-paid debit card called "bluebird" next week. the card has no minimum balance requirment or fees attached. am ex says it is an option for customers who have been "poorly served by traditional banking products." on the trading floor, there's "chatter" more mergers and aqusitions may be in the works. "i think it's really the start of maybe a wave over the next 3, 6, 9 months where we are going to see a lot of activity and a lot of m&a activity in the marketplace." that was scott bauer of trading advantage. he tells us unusual activity is picking up in the options market. implied volatility is on the rise in stocks such as bmc software and lexmark. according to reports, 3 companies are said to be negotaiting to buy, also perking up the rumor mill. the huge amount of cash on the sidelines could be used for corporations to gobble up smaller companies. the potential new chairman of cracker barrel is over a barrel because of possi
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